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Table 3 Mean (standard deviation) of selected background parental characteristics stratified by infants' age and nutritional status

From: Prevalence and predictors of undernutrition among infants aged six and twelve months in Butajira, Ethiopia: The P-MaMiE Birth Cohort

Background characteristics Underweight Stunted
  Yes No p-value Yes No p-value
Six month time point
Maternal age 27.2(6.3) 26.7(6.2) 0.336 26.8(6.2) 26.9(6.2) 0.896
Age of father 37.1(9.2) 35.8(8.7) 0.071 36.0(8.8) 36.0(8.9) 0.994
Maternal MUAC 24.3(1.9) 24.8(2.2) 0.002 24.5(2.0) 24.8(2.3) 0.131
Poverty index 7.6(1.8) 7.2(2.0) 0.013 7.1(2.1) 7.3(2.0) 0.261
Sanitary index 1.7(1.0) 1.4(1.0) 0.000 1.4(1.0) 1.5(1.0) 0.665
Maternal support 1.10(0.97) 1.09(1.09) 0.866 1.09(1.05) 1.10(1.07) 0.967
Maternal autonomy 1.17(1.86) 1.14(1.87) 0.785 1.32(1.98) 1.08(1.83) 0.094
Twelve month time point
Maternal age 28.0(6.4) 26.6(6.2) 0.004 27.2(6.1) 26.6(6.4) 0.165
Age of father 37.4(9.7) 35.7(8.6) 0.016 36.4(8.8) 35.8(8.9) 0.333
Maternal MUAC 24.4(2.0) 24.8(2.2) 0.013 24.6(2.1) 24.8(2.2) 0.105
Poverty index 7.5(1.7) 7.2(2.0) 0.078 7.4(1.8) 7.1(2.1) 0.022
Sanitary index 1.7(1.0) 1.4(0.9) 0.000 1.6(0.9) 1.3(0.9) 0.000
Maternal support 1.17(1.03) 1.07(1.08) 0.254 1.13(1.06) 1.05(1.07) 0.242
Maternal autonomy 1.18(1.88) 1.11(1.83) 0.650 1.06(1.82) 1.15(1.83) 0.444
  1. MUAC = Maternal mid-upper circumference